Computer Classes Offered at SEVCA
The Micro Business Development Program at Southeastern Vermont Community Action will hold a series of afternoon computer classes during the month of April. Classes will be held in the SEVCA computer lab located at 91 Buck Drive in Westminster. All classes will run in the afternoon from 1- 4 p.m. Space is limited. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. For more information please call Guy Payne at 722-4575 ext. 154 and leave a message stating your name, both day and evening phone numbers and note which class(es) for which you would like additional information and registration material. You can also email Guy at email@example.com. The following is the schedule of classes:
Basic Computers - Tuesday, April 6 and Thursday April 8
Basic Computers with WORD Add-on - Tuesday, April 13
Social Networking and Your Business - Thursday, April 15
Intro to Excel - Tuesday, April 20
Advanced Excel - Thursday, April 22
Creating Marketing Materials with Publisher - Tuesday, April 27
Based on a recently completed Business Needs Overview for the Windham County Workforce Investment Board all companies expressed the need for employees to have computer skills.
Employees must be familiar with and able to interact with enterprise systems
The message is clear. Computer literacy is no longer a preferred skill. It is expected, and SEVCA is ready to assist all who need either a 'brush-up' or foundational computer training.
SEVCA Thrift Stores Seek Donations
Southeastern Vermont Community Action operates four thrift stores that help support our programs and services in the communities we serve. Our Good Buy thrift stores enable us to provide free clothing, furniture and other necessities to individuals and families who are facing emergency situations or struggling to make ends meet on a very limited income. Last year, our stores fulfilled vouchers for free furniture and clothing for 198 families (485 individuals). This January we were able to assist 18 families (serving 49 individuals) with vouchers for essential household goods.
We need furniture donations from our local residents in order to meet the need for items like good, clean beds, kitchen tables and chairs, dressers/bureaus and sofas. SEVCA has had many more request recently for furniture, especially beds, than we have been able to provide for people living in Windham and Windsor counties.
We will arrange to pick up useable furniture donations in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Ludlow, Springfield, White River Junction and all surrounding towns - including nearby New Hampshire towns. We will provide a tax receipt for all donations. Anyone who has furniture to donate can call our Springfield store at 885-7074 or our White River Junction store at 359-4183.
Legion Auxiliary Meeting, Dinner
The American Legion Pierce Lawton Unit #37 Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Bellows Falls.
There will be a baked haddock dinner on Friday, March 12 at the Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 per person and reservations are appreciated.
FACT-TV Invites Tours, Expand to Walpole?
FACT-TV in Bellows Falls has invited all interested citizens to tour their studio and get a feel for what it would be like to have a TV station of our own in Walpole. If enough people in Walpole support this idea there is a possibility that our town can negotiate a franchise agreement with Comcast that will fund it. Bellows Falls has offered the use of their studio , their equipment, and their expertise.
The studio is in the hospital building on Rte 121 just off of Rte 5.
To stay informed about community TV in Walpole, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACT's State House Conversations
State House Conversations, a FACT public access television show featuring Vermont state government guests and issues and co-hosts Suzanne Groenewold and Rep. Michael Obuchowski, will originate live from the State House by video phone on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. on channel 10 of the Bellows Falls area cable system. Shows will be rebroadcast throughout the week; please check listings. Channel 10 is available in Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Rockingham and Westminster.
Also listen to State House Conversations on WOOL-FM 100.1 Bellows Falls during the weekends: Saturdays and Sundays at 8 a.m. and Mondays at 7 a.m. Scheduled guests after Town Meeting Day include: 3/5 Matt Dunne, Candidate for Governor, 3/12 David Zuckerman, Rep., 3/19 Martha Heath, Rep., 3/26 Brian Dubie, Lt. Governor, 4/2 David Deen, Rep., 4/9 Bill Sorrell, Attorney General, 4/16 Deb Markowitz, Secretary of State, 4/23 Steve Howard, Representative, 4/30 Jeb Spaulding, State Treasurer and 5/7 Mike Mrowicki, Rep.
Greater Falls Warming Shelter Open House
The Greater Falls Warming Shelter will hold an open house for the community on Wednesday, March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the shelter's 24 Canal Street location.
Area residents are invited to tour the facility and meet the staff and members of the steering committee. Light refreshments will be served.
Additional information is available by contacting Susan Shea at Our Place Drop-in Center at 463-2217.